Where does time go? It seems like the older I get, the faster time flys.
On July 3rd, five years ago, Jake proposed to me under the bright lights of fireworks. I was never one of those girls who remembered (or cared for that matter) for anniversaries of different types. The only anniversary to us that truly matters is our wedding day, and my parents' wedding day, November 24th. However, there is one additional date that I'll remember and that's July 3rd. Proposing one day before a holiday is perfect.
From now on, fireworks on the 3rd is a tradition. So for this July 3rd, we went to Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Altoona. They had one of the best fireworks shows I've ever seen. If you live in Iowa, I would definently recommend hitting that one up next year. They also had horse racing prior to the fireworks, so that was also fun to take it.
Our friends Jill and Craig were there that night with their boys as well. Besides the show itself, two funny things I remember most that night.
1) Just as the fireworks began, Craig said, "How neat would it be if they had the horses racing while the fireworks went off on track... talk about a show!" Being a horse person, that made me laugh pretty hard to think about the horses going crazy, jockeys getting thrown off, etc. I guess some of us have twisted minds.
2) Jill & Craigs son, Hunter, is a uber Stars Wars fan. Still being in elementary, I was surprised he knows the movies so well. Anyway, since the fireworks were syncronized to famous movie music, the first song was the theme song to Star Wars. You should have seen him! He was so excited with his fist in the air and his little boy voice yelling "YEH!!!!" during the entire song. It was great.
Yep, loved every minute.